Posted On: December 13, 2019
The 2020 Census is right around the corner. Really.
In mid-March, households across the nation will receive an invitation to participate in the census, and residents are required to complete their forms by April 1.
Data will affect how more than $675 billion in federal funds will be distributed to state and local governments each year. It will also be used to draw state legislative districts and determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.
Groups and organizations wanting to schedule a census presentation may call Brian Rothwell at 386-736-5920, ext. 12717; or Pat Kuehn at 386-822-5062, ext. 12934.
Speakers will explain how the census works, the changes that have been made, the challenges the community will face, and what the Complete Count Committee is doing to spread the word.
Volusia County’s Complete Count Committee is led by County Council Members Barbara Girtman and Billie Wheeler. The committee includes all 16 municipalities, Volusia County Schools, colleges and universities, businesses, the faith-based community, migrant farmworkers, senior citizens, the United Way and other social service agencies.
For information about Volusia County’s census awareness campaign, visit www.volusia.org/census.